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This News Article was contributed by: Cheryl Janowiak

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The Chilton Times - Saturday - March 29, 1902

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A Leaf From The History of Olden Times Reprinted

{From The Chilton Times of April 25, 1868}


Kicked By A Horse - On Wednesday last, a seven-year-old boy of John Goggins, of this town, was kicked in the left temple by one of his father's horses. Dr. LaCount dressed the wound and the little fellow is now all right, although it is a wonder he wasn't killed. Parents should be more careful and not let their children run around the teams.

NEW MAIL ROUTE - A new mail route has been established from Chilton via Rantoul and Brillion to Wrightstown, Brown county. This route was very much needed and will be a great convenience to the inhabitants of Rantoul, Brillion, Woodville and Holland. For this favor, as well as the establishment of a money order office at Chilton, we are indebted to Hon. Chas. A. Eldridge, the able representative at Washington of the democracy of the northwest.

THE CHILTON HOUSE - James LaCount has sold his interest in the Chilton House to his partner, Julius Feind. Mr. L. was a popular landlord and has the best wishes of a host of friends for his future prosperity.


The Chilton Times - Saturday - April 19, 1902

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A Leaf From The History of Olden Times Reprinted

{From The Chilton Times of May 9, 1868}


On Sunday night last, nine sheep and five lambs, the property of Mr. Mendell, of Charlestown, a hard-working and industrious farmer of moderate means, were killed by dogs. On the same night Mr. Ortlieb, of this village, had two sheep killed and two badly bitten by the same dogs or some other worthless curs, and on the same night Mr. Reich, whose farm joins Mr. Ortlieb's had one sheep killed and others bitten.

On Wednesday we had another runaway. It was 'Squire Feind's colts this time. He was going for a load of hay and the rack not being properly secured to the wagon, slipped forward and struck the colts who started on a dead run across the bridge towards the mill yard, and ran against a log which caused the forward axle to break in two and threw the 'Squire out of the wagon. He was slightly cut in the face and bruised on one of his legs. The horses, for a wonder, escaped uninjured. We congratulate "Uncle John" on his miraculous escape.

{From The Chilton Times of May 16, 1868}

This morning, Saturday, Gabriel DeGroat, who has been in the employ of Mr. Siegrist, of this village, for the past year, unexpectedly died in Stockbridge. He was 35 years old and his disease was inflammation of the lungs. On Tuesday last he removed from our village and although slightly indisposed, no one thought he would so soon be called away from his wife and four children who were dependent upon his daily labor for their support.

Mr. Erdmann, late of Milwaukee, has started a butcher shop in this village and thus far has given general satisfaction to his patrons. He has purchased a residence here and proposes to keep a first-class meat market and we hope he will be liberally patronized as it is his intention to deal honorably with our citizens.

Dr. Louis B. LaCount has entered into co-partnership with Dr. Jas. M. Adams, at Oconto. Louis is an intelligent and upright young man who thoroughly understands his profession and if the citizens of Oconto really want a competent physician to reside with them, they will liberally patronize Dr. LaCount as he is in every way deserving of it.


The Chilton Times - Saturday - January 11, 1902

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A Few Pick Ups From The Files

Events That Transpired in the Wilderness of "Little Calumet" Long Years Ago, Republished

{From The Chilton Times of August 17, 1867}


Harvest Ball -- Messrs. Feind and LaCount, the popular landlords of the Chilton House, will have a harvest ball on the 28th inst. The dancing will be at Ebert's hall, the music being furnished by the Manitowoc band, one of the best bands in the state, and the supper will be at the Chilton House. A good time is expected and we hope everybody and his wife or sweetheart will turn out and celebrate on account of our bountiful harvest. Girls, don't waste any smiles on your beaux unless they agree to take you to the party.

Furniture Store -- We have been informed that two brothers named Mohrhusen, of the town of Schleswig, have purchased the Barrett property adjoining the printing office and will start a furniture store and cabinet shop in a short time. An institution of this kind is much needed here and we believe it will be a profitable investment. Messrs. Mohrhusen are good mechanics, upright and honorable men, and we cordially welcome them to our village.

Personal -- We had a pleasant call, this week, from our genuine democratic friend, M. Hilgers, Esq., of Harrison. The only objection we have to Mr. H. is that his visits to Chilton are few and far between. Come oftener, Mathias.
Capt. F.H. Magdeburg, of Milwaukee, also made Chilton a short visit. He is looking as handsome and good natured as when he resided here and won the heart and hand of the most beautiful girl in our county.

Harness Shop -- We notice that the new harness shop in front of the Chilton House is rapidly approaching completion and in a short time it will be occupied by Messrs. Brix & Braeutigam.


{From The Chilton Times of August 24, 1867}

Permanently Home - It is with genuine pleasure that we announce that two of our old and popular citizens, Edward Guck and Mathias Hauptle, have returned to Chilton and henceforth, and evermore our thriving village will be their permanent place of residence. Mr. Guck will erect a two story building, 20x36 feet, on his lot near the Chilton House and open a boot and shoe store. Mr. Hauptle will build a clothing store, 20x36 feet with a wing 16x26 feet on his lot opposite the Washington House. Both buildings will be under way next week and will be completed as soon as possible. Messrs. G. and H. are first-class mechanics and our population is increasing so rapidly that they, as well as our other tradesmen in the same business, will be kept busy.


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